Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

October 27, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Next week is important. If the Ravens can go on the road and beat a revitalized Browns team; they’re a contender. If not, they’ve got the Browns to contend with down the stretch in the race for the playoffs in the AFC. Yesterday was a VERY fun win, but it wasn’t the difference maker. Next Sunday will be the difference maker.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio wonders where Raiders’ “Commitment to Excellence” went

Drew Forrester thinks Raiders should be ashamed of performance

Bob Haynie thought Smith-to-Flacco ‘exciting’, ‘fun’

Rob Long thinks Harbaugh creating ‘best situation for team to be successful’

Casey Willett says Ravens struggled with ‘razzle dazzle’ early

Glenn Clark thinks Terps’ Mosley ‘remarkable’

Alex Thomas thinks Rice ‘rock star’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cameron got ‘creative’ in win

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ogden ‘emotional’ at halftime Ring of Honor ceremony

The Official Site’s Sam Angell says having 2 QB’s on field gives offense ‘new wrinkles’

Raiders Official Site says McGahee added TD for Ravens in win

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco throws for TD, runs for TD and makes big catch in win

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens picked up 75 yards on 4 plays with two QB’s in backfield

The Sun’s David Steele says Suggs almost ruined “Suggs package”

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says defense forces 4 sacks, safety in win

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives high praise to running backs, D-Line, linebackers

The Sun’s Mike Preston says playing Raiders may have well as been ‘Bye’ for Ravens

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McAlister deactivated before game due to knee

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Ravens use Rice successfully in multiple ways

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Flacco found WIDE OPEN D. Williams for deep TD pass in win

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says McClain’s safety opened scoring

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens can’t keep committing penalties on offense and beat good teams

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Suggs’ statements got Ravens in trouble with league

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravens have chance to get into first place tie next weekend

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Flacco, Smith playing together shows ‘team unity’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Suggs inspired by stupid comments

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Harbaugh wants offense to be ‘aggressive’, ‘creative’

The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht not ‘jubilant’ about win over awful Raiders

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Ravens score season-high 29 points in win

Aaron Wilson says “Falco” ‘playing like Randy Moss’

Aaron Wilson says Smith ‘excited’ to return to field

Aaron Wilson says J. McClain makes impact in NFL debut

Aaron Wilson gives highest praise to linebackers

Carroll County Times’ Ryan Chell says Ogden ‘almost broke down’ during ceremony

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco displays ‘versatility’ in win

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ogden ran out of tunnel once more before entering Ring of Honor

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Flacco didn’t want to look like ‘fool’ when trying to make catch

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘quietly hanging around’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens again on ‘winning streak’

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Raiders ‘helpless’

SI’s Peter King reads WNST.net, thinks Ravens DO have ‘bounty’

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson thinks Cameron ‘winner’ for play calling

SF Chronicle’s David White says Raiders ‘overmatched’ by Ravens

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps enter AP rankings at 25th

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph thinks ranking ‘nice’ but meaningless at this point of season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says big donors to make Virginia Tech trip

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Meggett thought he ‘should have scored’ on final drive

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph thinks getting into Top 25 represents league ‘parity’

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Scott has extra time to recover from shoulder injury

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph thinks O-Line played ‘best they have so far’ in win

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Hokies dealing with injuries to both QB’s heading towards Maryland game

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Terps can play for title by winning out

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Scott ‘still very sore’ yesterday

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says ‘tough guy’ Scott taking role as leader

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Meggett filling ‘key role’ for Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps in Top 25 for first time since ‘06

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says both Va Tech QB’s ‘questionable’ for Maryland game

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says both Va Tech QB’s have ankle sprains

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Philistin will have MRI today

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says throwing in rain Saturday ‘pretty tough’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ranking may not be good sign for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says almost half of AP voters put Maryland on ballot

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens wouldn’t be surprised if Scott ‘questionable’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps, Heels only bowl eligible teams in ACC thus far

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach thinks Terps Jacksonville-bound; Bruce Feldman has them in Boise

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 3rd in power rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph thinks ACC teams will keep fluctuating in rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps, Noles have created separation in division

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Scott ‘kept momentum going’ in win

Turtle Sports Report’s Seth Hoffman says Scott gets ‘motivational’ after injury on final drive

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley checks in with Ralph’s Sunday thoughts (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps picked to finish 7th in preseason poll

The AP’s Aaron Beard says Terps get 192 points in ACC voting

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says little attention paid to Terps on Media Day

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Vasquez picks Terps 4th in ACC

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary thinks ACC should get 7 teams in NCAA Tournament

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Mids receive votes in AP Top 25

The Official Site’s Bob Socci says DE Walsh ‘vocal leader’

The Sun’s Don Markus says OC Jasper thinks Dobbs ‘not ready’

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner ‘doesn’t think’ Mids face QB controversy

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy just one win away from DC Bowl trip

Go Mids’ Matt Zemek says Navy used ‘classic’ formula to beat Stangs (must subscribe)

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says former Bird Bradford having ‘unbelievable’ time with Rays

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Matusz continues to shine, Reimold continues to struggle in Arizona

BLAST:

The Sun’s Kent Baker says league will likely play with 4 teams due to Orlando’s exit

FIGURE SKATING:

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Meissner can’t overcome early falls, finishes 8th at Skate America

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to John Carroll QB Steven St. Clair for being named today’s “Athlete of the Morning” on the Comcast Morning Show. St. Clair scored TD’s in the air, on the ground, via INT return, and via punt return as John Carroll PASTED Boys’ Latin. Congratulations to all of our other nominees as well.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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